GRADUATE STUDENT | JON LINDSAY
Jon Lindsay is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. His research focuses on the effects of information technology on the exercise of economic, political, and military power. His dissertation, advised by Barry Posen, draws on fieldwork in Iraq with U.S. special operations forces and examines the behavioral consequences of military dependence on information technology. He is now studying technical and political problems of control more generally, with emphasis on cybersecurity issues in U.S.-China relations. While at MIT, Jon was a member of the Security Studies Program and the Program on Emerging Technologies.
"War upon the Map: User Innovation in American Military Software," Technology and Culture vol. 51, no. 3 (2010): 619-651.
"Lost in Transition: Khobar Towers and the Ambiguities of Terrorism in the 1990s," with Staci Strobl, in A New Understanding of Terrorism: Case Studies and Analysis, Ed. Maria Haberfeld and Agostino von Hassell (Springer, 2009)
"Does the 'Surge' Explain Iraq's Improved Security?" MIT Center for International Studies, Audits of the Conventional Wisdom, September 2008.